WHAT APPEARS TO BE
Have you ever wanted to achieve something extraordinary? Or change a behavior so you can live the exceptional life?
Millions of people answer yes to the questions above. And millions of people fail.
What happens if the reason they fail is not because of rule #1, but because they forget rule #2?
WHAT MIGHT BE
Rule #1: You’ve got to set goals, have objectives, define your targets, and set your sights high – our day is saturated with where we need to go and what we want to be. And then the tragedy begins: the moment the average achiever doesn’t deliver what’s important, they begin to measure all the ways they fell short. They inventory the problems and disappointment floods in like spring water rushing down the mountains.
How likely are people to achieve anything when they feel like crap?
WHAT CAN BE
While hiking with a friend named Randy, he talked about the importance of having vision, of focusing on what we want in life. It was very inspiring, but nothing I hadn’t heard before.
Then, just before getting into his car, he said, “Oh yeah. And rule #2: no getting discouraged.”
With that, he closed his door and drove away leaving me to wonder: what would happen if we could set any objective we chose – allowed ourselves to dream anything we wanted? And then backed it all up with rule #2: never allow ourselves to be discouraged in the pursuit of what we desire.
Discouragement is a vicious form of self-pity. What do you want to achieve today? How do you want to live? Use rule #2 and make it happen.
What is the difference between what “might be” and what “can be”? You decide.